About Advance Land and Timber

Advance Land and Timber, LLC has established itself as a national leader of the timber land, farm land and recreational land marketing companies in the US. We are focused solely on sales and purchases of land. We have extensive knowledge of the investment and recreational land market. When it comes to land, Advance Land and Timber, LLC has one of the most experienced teams and is one of the highest producing land marketing companies in America. To date, our land transactions are over $1 billion since our inception in 2002. We are established in South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.

We have the relationships and the ability to work with buyers and sellers of investment grade timberland, farm land, recreational land and commercial properties. When it comes to our clients, we can handle individual properties to multi state land packages.

Meet Our Agents

Mark McMillan

Mark McMillan

803-957-9503
markm@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : Georgia,Alabama,North Carolina,South Carolina

Mark McMillan, President and CEO of Advance Land and Timber, LLC, has experience in the timberland industry since 1987.  Mark was born and raised on a family farm in Bamberg, South Carolina. Upon graduating from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Finance, he went to work in the insurance industry. His work with forest product insurance programs throughout the southeast included hunting club liability and vacant land liability. His hobbies include hunting and fishing.  He is an avid duck hunter. 
 

Cole McMillan

Cole McMillan

803-960-4630
cole@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : Georgia,South Carolina

Cole McMillan has had his real estate license since the age of 18.  Upon graduating from The University of South Carolina in 2017, he worked for a private equity group out of Atlanta, GA, which focused on commercial and industrial real estate. Cole rejoined Advance Land and Timber in 2019 and is licensed in SC and GA. In 2023, Cole was appointed a Board Member of the Forest Land Owners Association for a 3 year term, as one of the youngest members to receive this honor. Cole currently serves as Vice President of Advance Land and Timber, LLC.  He is an avid outdoorsmen with a passion for hunting and fishing, lives in Gilbert, SC, and is married to Erin McMillan. 

Mark Kiser

Mark Kiser

803-924-4465
mkiser84@yahoo.com

States Licensed In : South Carolina

Mark Kiser is licensed in South Carolina. Mark has 34 years of experience in the timberland and real estate business. He has been a registered forester and member of the South Carolina Forestry Association for 34 years. He is also a member of the Society of American Foresters, First Baptist Church of Newberry, and is a practicing consulting forester. He has extensive knowledge of timberland investments, forestry retirement programs, and wildlife management. His hobbies are hunting and fishing with his family and friends, and coaching sports. He has been married 33 years to Paula and has two sons, Sam and Jeff.

Bud Cook

Bud Cook

910-640-8784
budcookland@gmail.com

States Licensed In : North Carolina,South Carolina

Bud Cook has been a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina for over 39 years, and he is also licensed in South Carolina.  Bud graduated in 1977 from North Carolina University with a BA in Forestry and has enjoyed working and playing outdoors his entire life.  He has worked as a land manager, procurement forester, forestry consultant, owner of a timber dealership and a real estate broker.  During this time, he has assembled a network of professional, private and individual contacts that assist him in locating buyers and sellers of timber land, farm land, development land and recreational land.  "It is such a great advantage to be a forestry consultant in the recreational land business.  I am able to determine the value of the timber and identify other assets that exist on my clients' land in order to add value to their property."  Bud and his wife, Catherine, live at Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina.  They have two daughters, Kristin and Elizabeth, two sons-in-law, Jamie and Chris, and four grandchildren, Kynleigh, Kamryn, Clara and Ellie.

Melvin Ezzell

Melvin Ezzell

910-640-7458
melvin@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : North Carolina,South Carolina, South Carolina

Melvin Ezzell has thirty years of experience, and has successfully managed over 300,000 acres of forestland in North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Caribbean. 

Melvin has been responsible for full cycle land management and land development to include acquisition, sustainable silvicultural practices, conservation easements, preforming and coordinating comprehensive market analysis, planning, permitting, through disposition.  He was the project manager for three marina projects in NC that generated in excess of 30 million in boat slip sales from 2007-2010.  In 2016 he was an integral member of the management and marketing team that successfully relaunched a major Caribbean golf course community, to include the hosting of a major PGA event.

Melvin holds credentials as a NC Real Estate Broker, NC Registered Forester, Fire Wise Community Specialist and is a member of the Society of American Foresters.

Fred Wadsworth

Fred Wadsworth

803-422-3748
fred@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : Georgia,South Carolina

Fred Wadsworth is licensed in South Carolina. He is married, has three children, and enjoys the outdoors.

Matt Coon

Matt Coon

803-629-4145
mcoon@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : South Carolina

Matt Coon is licensed in South Carolina and a lifelong South Carolina resident with a passion for the outdoors and wildlife management. Matt grew up helping manage a family farm in the Lowcountry where he developed his love for wildlife management and hunting, especially turkey. He graduated from Clemson University in 2019 with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. Matt has years of experience in managing and building high end hunting properties through various management techniques including prescribed fires, planting food plots, developing infrastructure, duck impoundments, and timber management.

Ronnie McCoy

Ronnie McCoy

843-616-5582
rmccoy@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : South Carolina

Ronnie McCoy is a graduate of Coker University and is licensed in SC, where he was born and raised. Growing up on a farm in the Lamar area of the Pee Dee region in SC, he has always been an enthusiast for hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities. He is the owner of Fisherman Road Outfitters LLC and an avid angler who regularly competes in Bass tournaments across many eastern states. His hobbies are deer hunting, inshore fishing, and collecting lures.

Kes Holmes

864-992-0211
kes@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : South Carolina

Mike Keim

Mike Keim

803-924-0617
mkeim@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : South Carolina

Mike Keim is licensed in South Carolina, He joined Advance Land and Timber in May 2003. He is a Registered Forester in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina, and Consulting Forester and owner of Keim's Forestry Services, working primarily in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina. With 27+ years experience in forestry, he has a good understanding of timber, timberland, forest management, recreational and aesthetic values! Mike has a passion for the outdoors? He enjoys turkey, dove, duck and deer hunting as well as a good game of tennis. He takes pride in the fact that he is a timberland owner and a tree farmer and feels that this allows him to "practice what he preaches".
Mike and his wife, Kathy, have been married 28+ years. They have two daughters, Kristin and Candice.

Mark Vedder

Mark Vedder

803-335-8351
vedder@advancelandandtimber.com

States Licensed In : South Carolina

Mark Vedder